Keki Dadiseth

Keki Dadiseth
A Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of England & Wales, Keki Dadiseth joined Hindustan Lever Limited in India in 1973 as Manager in the Audit Department. His tenure in the company included a three-year secondment to Unilever plc in London (1984-87), where he held senior financial and commercial positions. On his return to India in 1987, Keki joined the Board of Hindustan Lever and, until he became Chairman in 1996, headed several businesses (Detergents and Personal Products) and functions (Personnel and Acquisitions & Mergers activities) for the Group in India.

Keki was appointed Director on the Board of Unilever plc and Unilever NV in May 2000 and a Member of the Executive Committee. On January 1, 2001, he took over as Director, Home and Personal Care, responsible for the HPC business of Unilever worldwide. He retired from Unilever in May 2005. He was also a Non-Executive Director of Prudential plc from 2005-2013, and Chairman and Senior Advisor to Sony India Ltd for four years till early 2013. He retired as a Member of the International Advisory Board of Goldman Sachs in October 2012 after serving for six years.

In India, Keki is closely associated with various industry, educational, management and medical bodies. He is a Trustee of the Ratan Tata Trust and a Member of the Managing Committee, Breach Candy Hospital Trust. He is on the Boards of The Indian Hotels Company Limited, Britannia Industries, Piramal Healthcare, Siemens, ICICI Prudential Life Insurance, ICICI Prudential Asset Management Trust, Godrej Properties Limited, JM Financial Limited, JM Financial Services Ltd and has recently joined the Board of PIEM Hotels Ltd, a subsidiary of Indian Hotels. He is a Director on the Board of the Indian Business School. He is also Chairman/Member of Audit/Remuneration/Corporate Governance committees is some of these companies.

Keki is a Non-Executive Chairman of Omnicom India, and Chairman of the Convening Board of Marsh & McLennan Companies, India. He is also a Member of the India Advisory Boards of Atos India Pvt.Ltd.(retiring from 1.1.2016), PricewaterhouseCoopers Pvt Ltd, Accenture Services Pvt Ltd, India Infoline and World Gold Council. In addition, he is a Member of the Audit Committee of Prudential Asia, which is Hong Kong based,

Keki is married, has a daughter and a grandson. His hobbies include reading, cooking, music and Indian Contemporary Art.